I think it's because amniotic fluid gets warm and could lead to baby becoming too hot and maybe not developing properly. My understanding is that it's more of a theoretical risk than one with evidence. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. FWIW I continued having hot baths, but was pregnant over the summer rather than when it was cold.
ok, i will try and stop worrying. In my first pg, i anally tested the water with a baby thermomater and rarely enjoyed my baths. this time round, it's so flipping cold in our bathroom, that my baths have been hot, but at least enjoyable and relaxing. will try and keep the heat down a bit.
I looked into this as I love a really hot (skin red) sort of bath, and the only risk is of fainting. No evidence it harms the baby, and there's so much protection around the baby, that I don't think it could really. I just got out if I started to feel really overheated....
Oh Laurie how awful. It wasn't your fault, as you say, you were cramping so it was happening regardless of whether you got in a bath or not. How awful. With my last mc, I started to feel something was wrong, I didn't have any symptoms of a m/c but just knew something wasn't right. I told dp I wanted to take another pregnancy test to see if that told me anything (stupid) so he bought one and I went to bathroom to pee, couldn't go so tried to help it by pushing and when I started bleeding heavily a little while later, I started toi think maybe if I hadn't tried to force myself to pee......... Natural thought though isn't it?
I always thought that you shouldn't have hot baths in the first timester as it increased the risk of miscarriage? Thought it was because of the sudden temperature change? Same reason you shouldn't get too cold, like swimming in the sea?